Jesus said, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14). We show the measure of our Christ by what we ask in His name. We are told to ask largely and to expect great things. And we show forth the greatness of Christ by the greatness of our supplications.
I believe we have so little of Christ because we ask so little. Often we limit our supplications to material things. True, we are to make our physical needs known but to ask only for food and shelter is to diminish our vision of God’s greatness.
We serve a triumphant Christ, and we are called to share in His triumph. Christ did not triumph for himself; he did so for you and me. We get the benefit from it. According to Scripture, the kingdom of God is “joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.” So, do you go to His throne asking for joy and peace? Do you ask Him in faith for the rest that He has promised to His people in Hebrews?
Our Lord has a preconceived plan for every situation in your life. You may be able to think of ways God could solve your crisis but God’s Word tells us that the human mind cannot conceive of His ways. He will not tell us what His plan is. He insists that we have faith in His promises and majesty based on His past miracles on our behalf. His Word to us is this — “Believe!”
God is waiting for and desiring greater requests from us. Asking “in Jesus’ Name” is an invitation to share in His great goodness laid up for all who believe and ask largely. Beloved, ask today for an ever-lasting spirit of rejoicing, even in your most trying times. There can be no rest for us in our fiery trials unless we fully believe He stands ready to do the impossible. Trust Him to perform what He promised!